Kendrick Lamar has shared a cinematic video for “LOYALTY.,” the Rihanna-featuring track from DAMN. The visual finds the duo in a series of dangerous events. At one point, K.Dot is seen holding Rihanna’s hand as she dangles over the ledge of a skyscraper.
Fresh off his surprise performance with Future at the BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar has unveiled a powerful video for his single, “ELEMENT.” Directed by Jonas Lindstroem and The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s production duo), the visual features symbolic shots that reflect the song’s lyrics.
The track, which was appears on Kendrick’s album, DAMN., was one of DJcity’s most downloaded songs of April.
Watch the video above and download “ELEMENT.” on DJcity.
Kendrick Lamar and Future perform at Coachella in April 2017.
As if “Mask Off” wasn’t big enough, Future has called on Kendrick Lamar for an official remix of the track. The new version features an impressive verse from K.Dot, who sounds great over the song’s trap production. Will that be enough to push the single to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, though? (It’s currently No. 7)
Stream the remix below and download it on DJcity. (DJ edits are also available)
Following his appearance at Coachella, Kendrick Lamar has shared an intense video for his new single, “DNA.” The visual stars actor Don Cheadle and was directed by Nabil and The Little Homies, the latter of which is made up of Kendrick and producer Dave Free.
“DNA.” currently sits at No. 4 on DJcity’s Hot Box chart and was included in this month’s edition of Trends. The song was produced by Mike Will Made-It and serves as the second single off Kendrick’s newly released album, DAMN.
Watch the video above and download the track on DJcity.
VaZee at the 2015 Red Bull 3Style World Finals in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo credit: Suguru Saito/Red Bull)
After reviewing hundreds of entries, DJcity has chosen Poland’s VaZee as the winner of our DJ challenge for Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble.,” produced by Mike Will Made-It.
The runners-up are Japan’s DJ Fummy and the USA’s DJ FingerSmith.
A decorated turntablist, VaZee won the 2014 and 2015 IDA World Championship and the 2015 Red Bull 3Style Poland Championship, among other titles. He’ll receive a new Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 mixer as the prize.
There were a lot of impressive entries, so it wasn’t an easy decision. Shout out to all the DJs who took the time to submit a video.
In the closing bars of “The Heart Part 4,” the Compton rapper says, “Y’all got ’til April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together.” It hasn’t been confirmed what will happen on that date, but many people have speculated that Kendrick will drop a new album. If that’s the case, then “The Heart Part 4” and “Humble.” are likely to appear on the project.
Download “Humble.” on DJcity and watch the video for it above.
After much anticipation, Power 106 has dropped an episode of Wax Only that examines Kendrick Lamar‘s third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly.
Released on March 15, 2015, To Pimp a Butterfly debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and won five Grammy awards. It featured the singles “Alright,” “These Walls,” and “King Kunta,” the latter of which sampled Curtis Mayfield’s “Kung Fu.” Other notable tracks were “The Blacker the Berry,” which sampled Cold Grits’ “It’s Your Thing” and “i,” which sampled The Isley Brothers’ “That Lady.”
In addition to its many accolades, the album was recently commemorated at Harvard University’s music library. It was one of the first four hip-hop albums to be archived as part of their Classic Crates project. The other three albums honored were Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Nas’ Illmatic, and A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory.
Wax Only is a series that showcases samples used on classic hip-hop albums. It’s hosted by Power 106’s Production Director, Vin Rican.
Watch above to see Vinny go through the samples from the album.
Emerging trap producer ASADI has live remixed the theme song for The Office TV show in a new video routine. His version combines the song’s piano melody with trap finger drumming and pitched vocals from Kendrick Lamar’s 2013 single, “Poetic Justice.”